Mercer County Veterans Affairs
Mercer, Pa 16137
Director, Larry D. Scheetz, Lt. Col. (Ret)
Assistant Director, Jodi L. Fitchko, U.S. Air Force Veteran
Administrative Assistant, Cindy S. Dikeman, U.S. Army Veteran
Who we are:
Mercer County Veterans Affairs was created to assist Veterans and their families in the pursuit of county, state and federal benefits. Our primary focus is ensuring that Veterans receive all entitlements they have earned by serving their country.
Our office can assist with: disability compensation claims, pension claims, real estate tax exemption for 100% permanently and totally disabled Veterans, emergency financial assistance, applications for VA home loan certificate of eligibility, applications for VA healthcare, PTSD counseling, recording or requesting military discharge papers, death gratuity benefits and more.
Walk in appointments are available Tues – Thurs until 3pm.
Mondays and Fridays are reserved for scheduled appointments.
Appointments are always preferred, to give us time to prepare a file and review your discharge papers to establish what benefits you may be eligible for. Walk in appointments may experience a wait time.
Mercer County Veterans Court
138 South Diamond St.
Mercer, Pa 16137
724-662-3800 ext. 2416 or 2157
Veterans Court Judge, Hon. Daniel P. Wallace, U.S. Army Veteran
Veterans Court Coordinator, Jennifer Kahler-Richardson, U.S. Navy Veteran
About Veterans Court:
Veterans Treatment Courts are an alternative to incarceration and other types of sanctions. Veterans Treatment Courts empower Veterans enabling them to obtain treatment, take accountability for their actions, receive treatment if necessary, and restore structure to their lives while resolving their criminal charges. These programs provide the necessary support that is required; however, it still requires the Veteran to follow a strict regimen, reminiscent of their prior military experience.
Veterans interested in enrolling in the Veterans Treatment Court Program must consult with their attorney, then complete and forward an application to the Veterans Court coordinator so an intake can be scheduled.